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Open Banking

Share your data safely with Open Banking

What is Open Banking?

Open Banking is part of the Consumer Data Right, which was introduced after the Australian Government passed legislation to give consumers better access and control over their personal financial data across organisations.

Open Banking gives you the ability to share your banking information with accredited third parties – making it easier for you to manage, compare and switch banking products and services.

Bank First - Open Banking

Benefits of Open Banking

Open banking allows you to manage your finances across organisations easier, compare products and more, in a consolidated view. Through Open Banking you can safely share your personal financial data between trusted organisations and third-party apps.

You can also view and search a list of accredited providers who can receive or hold your data. See the list of current providers.

Consumer Data Right Policy

View our policy on how we deal with your data.

Frequently asked questions

  • No. Selected data will only be shared with accredited third parties once you have authorised it.

  • You can share your account summary, balances and transaction history and more for open accounts such as:

    • Credit or debit cards

    • Term deposits

    • Transaction and savings accounts


  • Your Bank First data will only be shared with accredited third parties once you have authorised it. After you’ve authorised a third party to access your data, you can revoke that access at any time and ask for your data to be deleted.

  • You can use Internet Banking to revoke your permission to share data at any time and ask for your data to be deleted. 

    To revoke permissions:

    1. Login to Internet Banking.

    2. Select Services > Data sharing.

    3. Select the third party you wish to revoke permissions.

    4. Select stop sharing.

    5. You will be prompted to review your decision. Select stop sharing to confirm.

    You can also revoke permissions by calling our contact centre.

  • If you choose to share your information, there are strict rules and security protocols in place to protect it.

    All Open Banking participants that send and receive data must be accredited by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). They have set strict accreditation criteria, as well as privacy and information security standards.

    Open Banking isn't mandatory – you'll have full control of your data and whether you want to participate. You'll never need to give your Bank First passwords to a third party.

  • If you’re unhappy with the way your data is being handled, you can lodge a formal complaint to us in writing at You can also view our Complaints and Dispute Resolution Guide online for further information.

  • For more information, please refer to Alternatively, you can call our customer service team on 1300 654 822. You may also view our Consumer Data Right policy online.

  • The Bank First Open Banking API enables third parties to access information about our products. It has been designed in accordance with the Australian Consumer Data Standards, under the Consumer Data Right. 

    Developers can access our product API below:

    Product API
    For a list of Bank First products that are currently offered to the market.

    API URL:

    Product Details API
    For detailed information on a single Bank First product offered to the market.

    API URL:{productId}

    Consumer Details API

    API URL:

    If you are experiencing any technical issues with the APIs, please email